Update for February, 2021
We have resumed in-person lessons staring the week of Monday February 22nd.
We continue to offer online lessons as we resume in-person.
March break has been changed to April 12th, 2021
As you are probably aware, we are facing a province wide shutdown until January 25th.
Unfortunately the music school will have to remain closed for in-person lessons during this period.
As it stands we expect to resume our regular in-person schedule on Monday, January 25th.
For those who have been taking lessons in-person and would like to switch to online for the interim, we will be available at the regular scheduled lesson time.
For current online students the schedule will remain the same and will resume this Monday, January 4th.
Let us know as soon as possible if you would like to switch to online lessons for the first 3 weeks of January and we will reserve your time and send detailed Zoom connection instructions.
Enjoy our Riverside Music 2020 Holiday Cheer Concerts here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcGCL-U829Pwg1WyW_J3-UXuTjsVjfBh3
October 20, 2020
As we have entered a modified stage 2, I would like to remind everyone that we must be extra diligent with our protocols.
Moving forward we ask that everyone continues to wear masks, sanitize hands upon entrance and, most importantly, do not come for in-person lessons if you suspect you may have been exposed.
If you or your child are feeling unwell, have been asked to isolate by O.P.H., have been outside your bubble or have been informed of an outbreak at school, please do not risk a possible spread. It would only take one instance for us to have to close the doors to all.
We will credit any missed lessons, even on short notice, if you feel there maybe the slightest risk to others.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. I'm confident if we follow the guidelines we will be able to continue safely along our path for the foreseeable future.
NEW: Group Fiddle Classes!
August 5, 2020
We are teaching throughout August online. The school will be closed starting Monday, August 24th for 2 weeks as we prepare for our "regular" school year starting Tuesday, September 8.
- Classes will run on a limited, spaced out basis with only 2 teachers in house at a time.
- Masks must be worn by teachers and students/parents.
- We ask that students be accompanied by only one parent at a time.
- Surfaces and instruments will be cleaned between classes.
- Waiting room seating will be spaced out and limited to 5 people.
Online lessons will remain an option for those not comfortable with meeting in-person.
May 25, 2020
We will be continuing to teach online in June.
We enjoyed a beautiful May and as we approach June we will stay the course with online lessons. We will hold your virtual lesson time in June unless we hear differently.
Just a reminder that all Zoom users will need to update to Zoom 5 by May 31st for things to continue uninterrupted.
Typically this time of year we would be gearing up for recitals and summer lessons. As there is no precedent, we are hoping to keep things similar in the online environment.
Students are invited to prepare a piece of music for a video recital to be compiled around the 3rd week of June. This is not mandatory by any means but it may be a useful way to encourage practice and have a goal to prepare a piece at an optimal level.
Once ready, you can record a short video of the performance which can be uploaded to a folder which we will make available. Performances will be posted on our youtube channel for all to enjoy.
If you are interested you can discuss it with your teacher.
In normal years we have a separate summer schedule built around holidays since many take a break during these months.
Considering the circumstances, this year we expect to continue the same online schedule throughout July and August. We can be flexible, however, and schedule around your holidays, if necessary.
There will be a break June 29th to July 4th and in the last 2 weeks of August.
Let me know by email if you plan discontinuing over the summer.
September is currently unclear. We may need to expect some hybrid version of online and live visits. As we approach September we will monitor the conditions and update accordingly.
April 27 update:
Continuing lessons online in May
We will continue to teach lessons online for the month of May.
As the month of April comes to a close we have gained significant experience with online lessons and it has become the new normal for the time being.
Although it has been an adjustment it's getting better all the time and we'd like to thank all students for their participation and cooperation.
We have learned ways to improve the experience and if you have any questions about what you can do to improve things on your end please don't hesitate to contact me by email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org